Basic Plant ID for Wetland Delineation

July 8–10, 2019 | 2.5 days | 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; 8 a.m.–noon, Wednesday

Location: UW-Waukesha Field Station
The Field Station is situated in the western part of Waukesha County near the Village of Waterville. It is easily accessible to the Waukesha campus via Highway 18, nine miles west to the junction of Waterville Road, then south .4 mile to a gravel driveway on the left.

UW-Waukesha Field Station | W349 S1480 Waterville Rd. | Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Learn:

This workshop introduces participants to the basics of plant identification. No previous experience with plant identification is required. Lectures on taxonomy, plant structure and use of plant keys for identification are provided with appropriate field work. It is preferable but not required to take this workshop prior to the Basic Wetland Delineation Training Workshop.

Topics covered include:

Participants are introduced to the process of identifying wetland and aquatic plants using technical keys. No prior use of keys or previous identification experience is assumed, making this truly a "basic" course. Workshop activities include:

  • An introduction to plant keys and plant key structure
  • Basic plant structure and morphology
  • Woody (trees and shrubs) plant identification
  • Herbaceous plant identification (with emphasis on rushes, sedges and grasses)
  • A survey will conclude the planned activities

Fee:

$500, includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments

CEUs:

1.8 CEUs/18 Contact Hours

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a means of recognizing and recording satisfactory participation in non-degree programs. University of Wisconsin-Extension (UW-Ex) awards one CEU for every 10 contact hours in a continuing education experience. Actual contact hours are recorded. CEUs are offered at no additional charge, through the UW-Ex.

UW-Ex CEUs fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals, agencies and organizations. Professional associations may have specific licensing requirements. Individuals should contact their licensing association before assuming UW-Ex CEUs will fulfill all requirements.

UW-La Crosse keeps records of individual CEUs for three years of programming. Certificates are emailed within two weeks of the conclusion of each program. Requests for duplicate CEU certificates are charged a $15 processing fee.

Request form for duplicate CEU hours & certificate

Cancellation policy:

Substitutions welcome. Full refund less $50 processing fee two weeks prior to event, no refunds thereafter. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: conted@uwlax.edu.

A transfer fee of $50 is charged when requesting the cancellation of one workshop and registering for another workshop.

Lodging

Holiday Inn Express Delafield
3030 Golf Road
Delafield, WI 53018
262.646.7077

Note, when calling to reserve a room please reference the room block code: WET

Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of special rates available. Once a room block has filled and/or after room block expiration date, reservations received are subject to space availability and at prevailing room rates.

Room rate:

  • $90/night*
  • Room block cut off date: June 12, 2019

*Rates do not include sales or room tax. Please refer to the hotels website or contact them directly for check-in and check-out times, services and amenities, directions, parking/shuttle service and other hotel information.

 

2019 Basic Plant Identification Workshop Agenda
UW-Waukesha Field Station | Oconomowoc, WI
July 8–10, 2019

Day 1: Monday, July 8, 2019

8–8:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:45 a.m.

Introduction

8:45–10:15 a.m.

Plant Structure

10:15–10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. –12 p.m.

Plant Structure (continued)

12–1 p.m.

Lunch

1–3 p.m.

Plant Structure (continued)

3–3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15–5 p.m.

Wetland Trees and Shrubs

 Day 2: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

8–8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:45–10:15 a.m.

Plant Key Use

10:15–10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. –12 p.m.

Plant Key Use (continued)

12–1 p.m.

Lunch

1–3 p.m.

Wetland Trees and Shrubs (continued from day 1)

3–3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15–5 p.m.

Herbaceous Wetland/Aquatic Plants

Day 3: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

8–8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30–10 a.m.

Herbaceous Wetland/Aquatic Plants (continued from day 2)

10–10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15–11:45 a.m.

Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes

11:45 a.m. –12 p.m.

Q&A & Training Evaluation

Notes:

  • Travel and carpooling is required
  • Clothing must be appropriate for all weather conditions
  • Bring a water bottle and field gear
  • Field activities will take place throughout the 2½ day workshop
  • Lunch is provided on full workshop days only

Future locations:

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